Whitby Lion’s Boxing Day Dip is back for 2021! Are you crazy or brave enough to run into the North Sea on Boxing Day for charity?
It has become somewhat of a tradition in our beautiful little seaside town to enjoy a rather refreshing dip in the North Sea on Boxing Day morning. It’s certainly a unique and memorable experience that will raise lots of money for local charities. Fancy dress is a must, for many dippers, with prizes available for the best! In previous years, we have had some fantastic costumes such as dinosaurs, Batman and Robin, a team of Christmas trees and traffic cones and even a fancy-dress wedding proposal!
This year due to Covid it will be operated under a different format, whereby the participants pay a £10 entry fee; this will be paid direct to Whitby Lion’s. Participants can still raise sponsorship for their chosen charity, with 100% of the money they raise going to the charity/organisation of their choice. Please note, that if the participants require a sponsor form, Whitby Lion’s will still issue one. However, unlike previous years the participant will fully be responsible for distributing their sponsor money to their chosen charity. Whitby Lion’s will not collect everyone’s sponsorship money and distribute it. This is due to the unknow circumstances of covid and any future restrictions on any large events.
To register and pay your entry fee for the dip, please go to www.whitbylionsclub.org.uk and go to the Boxing Day Dip page to use the PayPal link. Alternatively, you can register and pay at The Whitby Pet Shop, 15 Station Square, Whitby and collect a sponsor form. You can also register and pay on the day by credit/debit card at the registration tent at the bandstand. To keep up to date for the latest event information please visit the Whitby Lions Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.
The event kicks off at 10AM on Boxing Day morning, the registration tent will be open until 10:30 AM and is located at the Bandstand opposite the RNLI Museum on Pier Road. Fancy dress judging will take place at 10:35 AM with prizes going to the best dressed adult male/female, best under 16 male/female and the best team or club. After the prizes have been handed out, all the dippers will proceed to run or jog into the North Sea!